ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update - As Yogi Berra Might Say...

Friday Nov 4, 2016 - 1:00 PM Eastern Presented by Energy Central
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ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, is pleased to join forces with Energy Central to present an interactive webinar, "ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update - As Yogi Berra Might Say...", on Friday, November 4, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. This free webcast will provide a first look at ScottMadden's upcoming Energy Industry Update, featuring inside views of recent significant events and emerging trends and received by more than 10,000 industry leaders.

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Complimentary Webcast
Energy Industry Update

"As Yogi Berra Might Say..."

Friday, November 4, 2016 | 1:00---2:00 PM EDT



During the webcast, ScottMadden's energy industry experts will share their views and field questions related to nuclear challenges and responses, changing energy supply and demand patterns, and emerging federal-state policy friction.

Topics of Discussion:

Nuclear Challenges and Responses

Low natural gas prices, challenging capacity markets, continuing investment needs, and weak carbon price signals are putting pressure on existing nuclear plants, especially in competitive markets. Sean Lawrie will talk about, among other things:

  • Which nuclear units are at risk? What are the implications of their retirement?
  • Will the recent efforts in New York to create zero emissions credits help save nuclear plants there? Can this idea catch on elsewhere?
  • What are the implications for plant owners and operators? Will efforts around the Nuclear Promise help reverse the nuclear retirement trend? And, once a retirement decision is made, how do you wind down operations?

Changing Energy Supply and Demand Patterns

The electric industry is grappling with low load growth, lower energy intensity, and increasing amounts of renewable resources, both utility scale and distributed. These resources reduce emissions, but their output can be variable and difficult to forecast and may quickly ramp up or down. This means changes in how we plan and manage the grid. Chris Vlahoplus will discuss:

  • What a closer look at the ubiquitous California "duck curve" reveals, and what that means
  • What electric utilities should consider as they manage this increasingly complex operating environment

Emerging Federal-State Policy Friction

Historically, the lines between federal and state jurisdiction in the wholesale and retail energy markets have been clear and avoided significant overlap. States, however, have been increasingly intervening in what has been the traditional FERC domain, such as wholesale power markets, seeking favorable outcomes-managing prices, preserving generation, hindering unpopular infrastructure-for their citizens and other local constituencies. In this segment, Rick Starkweather will address:

  • Where is ground zero? What are some recent, noteworthy examples of conflicts between state and federal policy in the energy markets?
  • What is fundamentally at issue? Where is the grey area? Where do the courts stand?
  • What are some potential policy implications and tradeoffs of this "hybrid" regulatory system and how might utility investments be impacted?

During this 60-minute webcast, ScottMadden's industry experts will share their views and field your questions. This is a great opportunity to take a step back and consider what is happening, what it means, and where our industry is headed.

Additionally, all registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Energy Industry Update once it is released.

Please join us and attend this free webcast.



Sean Lawrie

Chris Vlahoplus
Partner and Clean Tech & Sustainability Practice Leader

Rick Starkweather
Partner and Practice Area Lead  

Stuart Pearman
Partner and Energy Practice Leader (Moderator)

Principal Author of the Energy Industry Update:

Greg Litra
Partner and Energy, Clean Tech, and Sustainability Research Leader

Complimentary webcast on ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update
"As Yogi Berra Might Say..."
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 1:00---2:00 PM EDT

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